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Could You Be Addicted to Credit Cards?

Could You Be Addicted to Credit Cards?

With one look at statistics, it would be easy to think that credit card addiction is widespread in our society. After all, when you see the average debt per card over $8,200, it is easy to... read more »
By: John Schmoll, 12/17/2014
Q&A: Terry Savage’s Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Q&A: Terry Savage’s Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Families are stringing up their Christmas lights, Charlie Brown is back on TV and stores are replacing pumpkin-flavored everything with peppermint-flavored everything — we’re in the... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 12/10/2014
When Do Credit Cards Expire?

When Do Credit Cards Expire?

Whenever you receive a new credit card, you will notice your card has an expiration date on it. While credit card expiration can be a headache, it also helps protect you. Read on to learn... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/11/2014
5 Steps to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

5 Steps to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is incredibly common in America, but letting it get out of control can result in financial destruction. Follow these steps to effectively pay off your debt and enjoy... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/6/2014
Former Credit Card Junkie Goes from “Rock Bottom” to Consumer Superstar

Former Credit Card Junkie Goes from “Rock Bottom” to Consumer Superstar

Credit cards offer a risky combination of power and convenience. For better or worse, millions of people use credit cards every day, so much so the average household credit card debt hovered... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 11/4/2014
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Credit Card Numbers

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Credit Card Numbers

Think you know all about that ubiquitous little piece of plastic you carry in your wallet? Most of us look at our credit cards on a regular – even daily – basis, but how much attention do we... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/29/2014
The Best Credit Cards for Students ([current_year])

The Best Credit Cards for Students

Student credit cards are a great way to begin building credit history and start off on the right financial path. Wise credit use can establish a good credit score early that will help you... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/28/2014
Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Credit cards are a double-edged sword. Depending on the scope of your credit, obtaining and using credit cards may actually improve your credit score. On the other hand, they have the... read more »
By: Scott Sheldon, 10/6/2014
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